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Homepage tweaks

On the advice of Razen, I've upped the number of stories on the home page - up from 7 to 20, and also bumped up the comments in the sidebar. Makes for a longer scroll and load, but it also means it's easier to keep up with new stories before they fall off the front page. Love it or hate it? Let us know.

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Hypothetical ethics question

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I thought I'd use the assembled minds of YBNBY to solve a hypothetical ethics problem, so here you go.

Supposing you worked at a place for a while, and while you were there, had the presence of mind to register a few domain names of influential people within the company (eg www.bobsmith.com) Then you leave the company, for whatever reason, and stand to lose touch with said parties.

Two part question

1) is it morally wrong to register the names of people you know if they haven't thought to do so themselves, therefore taking advantage of your relationship? Or should you just leave them to the mercy of the domain snipers?
2) Are you obliged to give them their domain names, to transfer them at cost, or could you justifiably hold on to them to sell or trade for a thing of value at a later date?

I'm opening this up to the floor.

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What's your story?

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A $2,000 prize is up for grabs in the Better Sex Erotic Fiction Contest Number 3! Here’s where you can put that imagination you’ve been honing for thirty years to good use. And if by some chance you have a TRUE prize-winning story, hey, just relabel it fiction and you might be a winner! On the other hand, if you have a true prize-winning story, you are already a winner.

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clerks-travaganza

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So what if bigpicturebigsound didn't like it. if you love clerks and want to see kevin smith in his own stomping ground, there's a free screening of it in red bank tonight.

this was originally scheduled for the lot across from the quickstop where the movie was filmed, but they moved it for noise control reasons. it's probably for the best. they'll have a lot more room in red bank. but if you want to go, bet on a big crowd and get there early.

also of interest, apparently joel siegel stormed out of the clerks 2 screening just 40 minutes into the movie. but here's the vid of the 8 minute standing ovation the movie received at cannes.

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The Sprockettes

An all-girl Portland-based synchronized dance, BMX troupe.

Official Site

Flickr page

NPR Story

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Shitty waitress? go ahead, kick her ass.

Forget the Times Sq homeless guy you call curse out for $2, the Rising Sun Anger Release Bar in Nanjing lets customers smash glasses, rant and even hit specially trained workers. (No real women on stafff, only ladyboys.)

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The bar employs 20 men who have been given protective gear and physical training to prepare them for the job.

Clients can ask the men to dress as the character they wish to attack.

BBC Story

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At least she can read!

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According to a survey of over 2,000 adults carried out by internet pollsters YouGov for Borders bookstore, books play a crucial role in influencing our opinions of strangers. Not only does sitting with your nose in a book positively influence others' opinion of you, it could actually - get this - lead to sex. A third of those surveyed said that they "would consider flirting with someone based on their choice of literature". It's finally official, people. Reading is hot.

So choose your literature carefully! Think about what kind of person of the opposite sex you’d attact by reading The First Circle, Interview with the Vampire, Penis Pokey, or (God forbid) a romance novel. For example, if you wanted to attract the “dangerous” sort, you might select from the Ten Most Dangerous Books list. Good luck!

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Bob and Dave present Druggachusetts

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A follow-up to yesterday's top ten list...thanks to reader tbmusicmaker for pointing us to this great Mr. Show bit, an HR Pufnstuff parody called The Altered State of Druggachusetts.

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Caption Competition

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Top Five on Tuesday

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You're standing on a 115 degree subway platform wondering what would help in this unholy heat...try buying stuff.

5) For the friends that spent all last week watching Discovery Channel's shark week. Surpise them with this.
4) You're relaxing in the pool, and the kids ask you where Fallujah is. Where's a globe when you need one?
3) The bike's got an inch of dust built up from all the use you give it. Might as well turn it into wall art.
2) You sure could've used this fan on the subway platform, or at the game, or in the Queens blackout.
1) And who doesn't like a nice bowl of chocolate puddin'. Especially if it looks like an adorable little Buddha.

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Breakfast Links

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- Watch this deleted movie scene from Stripes, and I'll bet you agree with their decision not to put it in.
- We've all seen the Simpsons intro done with real people. Now, how about watching the same thing in 3D.
- For the Mythbusters fans in the room. You probably saw Kari Byron in FHM. Here's some video from the shoot.
- What do Star Wars, Reservoir Dogs and Howard the Duck have in common? Check out the Wilhelm Scream.
- And like the 40 Year Old Virgin says...never wax over the nipple, and it's not about butthole pleasures at all.

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